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Friday, July 13, 2012

D.C. Officer Allegedly Threatens To Shoot First Lady

A Metropolitan Police Department officer is on administrative leave after he allegedly threatened to shoot First Lady Michelle Obama.

Numbers Show Home Prices Rising

New numbers suggest that the worst of the housing crisis may now be behind us.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Addresses Gray 2010 Campaign

In response to Gray's shadow campaign, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the mayor has "an obligation to clear this matter up quickly."

Fire Forces Silver Spring Apartment To Evacuate

Several units of a Silver Spring apartment building are destroyed after a two-alarm broke out Friday morning.

Montgomery County BRT Steps Closer To Approval

Montgomery County officials are drawing closer to approving plans for 23 Bus Rapid Transit corridors designed to ease traffic.

Obama On Campaign Tour In Virginia

President Obama sets off on a campaign tour in Virginia today, with scheduled stops in Virginia Beach, Roanoke and Hampton.

Door to Door: Eckington, D.C.. and Herndon, Va. (Originally broadcast February 17, 2012)

This week, we visit Eckington in Northeast D.C., and Herndon, Va.

A Dancer Rises And Falls And Rises Again (Originally broadcast February 10, 2012)

Alicia Graf Mack thought her dancing days were over when an autoimmune disorder forced her to hang up her toe shoes. But now she's back, dancing with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and determined to make the most of her time on the stage.

An Artistic Triumph Over Cushing's Disease: J. Jordan Bruns (Originally broadcast December 9, 2011)

Jordan Bruns survived his battle with a rare form of Cushing's disease - but that battle continues to impact his art.

From A To B: Stress On Local Roads And Bridges (Originally broadcast March 2, 2012)

In our weekly transportation segment, we learn about the high-tech equipment used to assess the stress we put on local bridges and roads.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Green Line Derailment Prompts Safety Changes On Metro

The Metro board met Thursday to discuss implementing new safety procedures after a "heat kink" caused a Green Line train to derail on July 3.

Gray Called On To Explain Shadow Campaign

D.C. Congressional Delegate Ellen Holmes Norton has added her voice to those asking Mayor Vincent Gray to explain the criminal conduct at the core of this 2010 campaign.

Advisory Board Forms For Forest Glen Annex Cleanup

The first meeting of the Restoration Advisory Board to cleanup a Silver Spring military site is set for Thursday night.

Condemned Riverdale Apartment Complex Displaces 200 People

An apartment complex in Prince George's County is condemned because of damage from the recent storms, forcing 200 people to find a new place to live.

Maryland Senator Wants To Stop Utility Outage Fees

In Maryland, when storms knock out power, utilities actually charge users a fee for services they're not deliver. One state senator wants to change that practice.

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